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Smith's past defines Portland mayoral election

Recent polls show that details recently brought to light about Jefferson Smith's past have probably cost him the Portland mayoral election.

Longshore union, grain terminal owners continue negotiations

Longshore union leaders and Northwest grain terminal owners are continuing contract talks in hopes of averting a lockout at Portland and Puget Sound ports.

NetApp opens Hillsboro data center

NetApp is the latest company to open a data center in Oregon.

Portland shifts gears on water spending

The Portland City Council will consider using general fund money to repay the Water Bureau's expenses being challenged in a ratepayer lawsuit.

Green power debate cuts jobs

An election year dispute over taxpayer support for renewable energy is leading to a loss of jobs in the industry.

Netflix fights off takeover

Netflix is moving to protect itself against hostile takeovers after Carl Icahn announced a 10% stake in the company.

U.S. adds 171,000 jobs; unemployment hits 7.9 percent

U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October, in the final jobs report before the election.